We drove from West Palm Beach, Florida and arrived at the hotel at 3 am. When we got there we couldn't get our room right away because, the system was not allowing them to check in anyone at that time. I thought after such a long drive, that was a major inconvenience. It took us 30 minutes to get the room, but we did get the adjoining units. The overall cleanliness of the hotel is good. I had a problem with an elevator that seemed to need cleaning in the corners. It apparently was not cleaned for the 3 of the 6 nights we were there.
The pool opens at 4 pm and closes at 9 pm weekdays. With 4 kids, that it simply a ridiculous rule. Those rules should be changed. The breakfast was made to order, and was simply awesome everyday. The chef was on point with whatever was requested of him. The rooms were spacious, and had the amenities we needed. Housekeeping never came while we were there...have no idea why....we had to keep asking for a change of towels each day. We found that to be strange, but we worked with it anyway.
Our main reason for staying at that hotel was to be close enough to DC to experience DC it's entirety. One week was not enough,but we enjoyed our vacation there anyway,and would go back to Hilton Garden Inn Baltimore/Arundel Mills again.
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August 7, 2013
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Thank you for choosing our hotel during your trip to D.C. This morning I reviewed your positive comments regarding breakfast, the room cleanliness and our Chef to the hotel Leadership team. I also forwarded your comments to our pool contractor to see if increasing our week day pool hours would be an option moving forward.
Yaddcritic, I am glad that you choose The Hilton Garden Inn, Arundel Mills and look forward to your return.
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